DMX was a famous American rapper, songwriter, and actor. This famous person is known by his stage name DMX, but his real name is Earl Simmons. DMX was born on 18-December-1970, Mount Vernon, New York. He had only one marriage. He has four children from this marriage whose names are Xavier Simmons, Tocoma Simmons, Shawn Simmons, Praise Mary Ella Simmons. Besides this, he has eleven children from nine different women.
When and how did DMX die?
From the young age of 14, DMX was addicted to drugs. Drugs overdose is the main reason for his death.
DMX was admitted to White Plains hospital after suffering a drugs overdose and heart attack on 2nd April. Due to an overdose of drugs, his multiple organs stopped working, and he died on 9 April at age 50 years only. Tashera Simmons confirmed DMX’s death on 9th April in a statement. The statement released by her is that DMX was a warrior who fought till the very end. She also said that” Earl Simmons loved his family with all of his heart, and we cherish the times we spent with him. DMX’s music inspired countless fans across the world, and his iconic legacy will live on forever”.
DMX’s family background
Earl Simmons belongs to a simple family. DMX’S father’s name is Joe Barker. His father was an artist. He used to make watercolor paintings and sell them in local areas. DMX’S mother’s name is Arnett Simmons, who is a housewife. When DMX was born, his mother was only 19 years old, and his father was only 18 years old.
During his childhood, Earl Simmons was very naughty. Many stories tell about this. When he was only six years old, he erased something from his mother’s notebook then his mother beat him with a broom. Often when he went to the market, he would steal something. He was sent to jail for stealing things from a market. One day he threw chairs at his school teacher. Disturbed by all this, one day, his mother locked him in a room. He liked hip-hop music and songwriting since childhood.
DMX’S musical career
DMX started his musical career at a very young age 14, in 1984 after serving his time in prison for stealing. He started writing his own lyrics while in prison. After his release from prison, he started producing songs. DMX also rapped over instrumentals from other songs and used them to sell them in local areas. After a few years, he became famous as a hip-hop artist. DMX was the best actor, rapper, and songwriter.
About the marriage of DMX
At a very young age, 19 DMX married Tashera Simmons in 1999. This couple had four children whose names are Praise Mary Simmons, Xaviers, Tacoma, and Shawn. But this marriage did not work out. This couple divorced after spending 15 years of marriage together.
When and how DMX and Tashera meet
DMX and Tashera Simmons met each other during their school time. At that time, Tashera was only in high school. That time was the beginning of DMX’s career. After a few years, Earl Simmons became famous as hip hop artist, singer, and rapper with the stage name DMX. Tashera began dating Earl Simmons. Both fell in love with each other. So, both of them got married. But this marriage did not last long. This couple divorced after spending 15 years of marriage together.
More facts about DMX’s ex-wife Tashera Simmons
Tashera Simmons is an Actress. She was born on 10-April-1971, New York. Tashera’s mother’s name is Panamanian, and her father’s name is Brooklyn.
Main Reason for Divorce
DMX and Tashera Simmons divorced after spending 15 years of marriage. The main reason for their divorce was the bad behavior of DMX. DMX was arrested many times in 2005 for drugs issues. DMX and Tashera Simmons lived separately. Many times Tashera Simmons was verbally and psychologically abused by DMX. Even after getting married, DMX had affairs with other women. There were many such reasons for their divorce.
Tashera Simmons filed for divorce in 2012. Finally, both of them got divorced in 2014. Even after getting divorced, Tashera Simmons and DMX was a good friend until his death. Tashera Simmons told Essence in 2012 “to be honest with you, I am not perfect. But overall, when I look back, I would not change a thing,” Tashera Simmons told Essence “ I want to help other women, so I knew I needed to put my relationship on the front street so they could see what I was dealing with, and what I chose to do.”
DMX’s ex-wife Tashera Simmons and their kids
This couple had four kids, whose names are-Praise Mary Simmons, Xaviers, Tacoma, and Shawn Simmons. Praise Mary Ella Simmons is the only girl out of these four children. Praise Mary Ella Simmons is the youngest among these four children, and Xavier is the eldest brother oF Praise Mary Ella Simmons. In all these children, Xavier is seen following in the footsteps of his father. Xavier likes to write. He is the author of the book “Perils and Promise”. Apart from this Xavier is also a filmmaker and an actor. Tacoma loves to compose music. Shawn is only 18 years old boy. He likes to play football very much.
Daughter of DMX, Praise Mary Ella Simmons
Praise Mary Ella Simmons is the only girl out of four kids of DMX and Tashera. She is only 16 years old little girl. Praise Mary Ella Simmons was born on 18 April 2005, New York City. Praise Mary Ella Simmons has Afro-American nationality. Besides four biological siblings, she also has 11 step-siblings.
Nowadays, Praise Mary Ella Simmons is one of the famous celebrity kids in the Hollywood industry.
The relationship between Praise Mary and her mother’s “Tashera Simmons
Praise loves her mother “Tashera Simmons very much. Praise Mary’s parents started living separately from each other the year she was born. Praise Mary Ella’s mother “Tashera Simmons is very proud of her. According to Tashera’s statement, Praise Mary Ella Simmons is a funny, smart, and caring girl. Tashera Simmons often shares photos of herself and her daughter together on Instagram, which shows her love for her daughter “Praise Mary Ella”.
Praise Mary Ella celebrated her 16th birthday on 18 April 2021. On her daughter’s birthday, Tashera Simmons blessed Praise Mary by a post. She wrote that “Happy sweet 16 baby girl!! So thoughtful, so kind, so respectful! And a true lover of God! My prayer is that as you continue this journey called life, that you will cover in the blood of Jesus.”
Praise Mary Ella’s education
DMX’s daughter Praise Mary Ella has completed her graduation in 2019 from New York City, and now she is ready to start her college life. Shortly after Praise Mary completed her graduation, her mother “Tashera Simmons posted a message on Instagram. Tashera wrote that “My baby girl Praise Mary graduated! So proud of her! New chapter High school, last one in middle school Grateful. Life is truly a beautiful journey of what you make.”
The net worth of DMX
Despite being a successful rapper, actor, DMX has struggled financially. He has faced multiple tax fraud charges and other allegations. Unfortunately, at the time of his death, he had a net worth of -1$ million.